Chris Plays

Young keeper Chris Weale, on trial from Yeovil, will face Arsenal reserves at Dagenham and Redbridge on Wednesday evening.

Yeovil boss Gary Johnson has given permission for Chris, who arrived earlier in the week, to play, and will watch him in action.

He has already said he would not stand in Chris' way if West Ham wanted to sign him, and has praised him for his work ethic.

The 21 year old played in Yeovil's recent FA cup defeat by Liverpool and first caught the eye in the England team that won the home nations non-League tournament last summer although he was once -very briefly - dropped from Yeovil's centre of excellence because the coaches felt crosses were a weakness of his.

He stands at six feet two and 3/4 inches, and his mother Annette's uncle Bob Chandler was a goalkeeper with Aston Villa.

Earlier in the month, said he would be better off staying at Yeovil to learn his trade, but that attitude may change if Alan Pardew is impressed enough to come in with a bid for him.

His identical twin brother, Sam, was the world's top-ranked junior modern pentathlete in 2002 and could well be competing in Athens.

TEAM: Weale, McLenehan, Tattum, Noble D, Lumsden, Blewitt, Noble M, Cohen, Pearson, Carrick G, McMahon. Subs: Bunce, Forde, Wright, Parrington, Collington.